This 4 days safari in Rwanda offers four activities.  You will start with a city tour in Kigali then head out northeast of the country to Volcanoes National Park where you will do gorilla tracking. Other activities will be hiking to Diana Fossey tombs, Climbing Mountain Bisoke and then return to Kigali.

  • Kigali City tour
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Diana Fossey tombs
  • Mountain Climbing

Day 1: Kigali City Tour & Transfer to Musanze

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking & Local Experiences

Day 3: Diana Fossey Tombs

Day 4: Climb Mountain Bisoke & Transfer to Kigali

Day 1: Kigali City Tour & Transfer to Musanze

In the morning, the guide will pick you from your hotel to embark on your city tour. Start off with a historical-minded exploration of Kigali City with visits to landmarks from colonial, post-independence, genocide and post-genocide times such as the Kigali Genocide Memorial.

Kigali Genocide Memorial is the site where over 259,000 genocide victims were put to rest in mass graves as their final resting place. It honors the memory of more than a million Rwandese that were killed in the 1994 war between the Hutus and Tutsi through education and peace building.

Dr. Richard Kandt Museum who was the first Germany explorer to settle in Kigali. This museum is a dedication to Dr. Richard situated on Nyarugenge Hill in Kigali city. It was his former home that was turned into the Historical museum in 2006. This museum strives to show the evolution of life, description of Flora and Fauna of Rwanda’s National Parks (Volcanoes, Nyungwe and Akagera), geological background of Rwanda, German and Rwanda shared history and exhibition of live reptiles (snakes) with the aim to explain the interrelation between nature and history as result of natural history museum. While at this museum you also get the best view of three mountains (Mt Kigali, Mt Shyorongi and Mt Jali) and the old Kigali city.

Belgian camp where they killed the 10 Belgian UN soldiers who were protecting the moderate prime minister before the start of genocide etc.

In the afternoon, you are transferred to Bugesera to visit the reconciliation village where the survivors of genocide live together in harmony with the perpetrators that killed their own families, Nyamata and Ntarama genocide churches where thousands of innocent people were butchered in the house of God. Late evening you proceed to Musanze town near Volcanoes National Park. Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Gorilla Hotel, Musanze.

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking & Local Experiences

Enjoy an early morning breakfast by 6:00 Am then transfer to the park headquarters at 7:00 Am for briefings and grouping. Guests are allocated their specific Gorilla groups for tracking in respect to their physical abilities. Thereafter you are transferred to the various starting points for trekking. The tracking lasts about 1 to 6 hours depending on how soon the gorillas are encountered as they keep moving from one point to another. Upon seeing them, you are allowed to spend an hour with them as you take their photographs. Thereafter you return to the pickup point where your vehicle is stationed so that you transferred to your next program, lunch.

After lunch, you are driven back to your hotel to rest. Alternatively, you could opt to visit Buhanga Forest in the afternoon, a place where all the Rwanda kings were initiated or Kinigi Cultural Village for traditional dances and music, bio-mimicry and traditional healing lessons.

Accommodation: Gorilla Hotel.

Day 3: Diana Fossey Tombs

The famous American primatologist, Diana Fossey, started work in Volcanoes National Park in 1967 and was killed in 1985 while doing what she liked most; protecting the mountain gorillas. A visit to her tombs in the park is one of the rewarding things for her great work to save and conserve mountain gorillas.

Accommodation: Gorilla Hotel

Day 4: Climb Mountain Bisoke & Later Transfer to Kigali

After breakfast proceeds to the climbing of Mt Bisoke. Climb Mount Bisoke for about 6 hrs. On top, there’s a Crater Lake and beautiful flora and fauna. You may get a chance to see forest elephants and buffaloes as you climb or descend from the mountain. Return to hotel to freshen up and have lunch in Musanze then drive back to Kigali.

 

No of Persons Rate per Person
2 USD 3,079
4 USD 2,701
6 USD 2,649
8 USD 2,541

 Tour Includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • Full board Accommodation ( all meals inclusive)
  • Kigali city tour & reconciliation village educational tours,
  • Park entry fees
  • Gorilla & Chimpanzee Tracking Permits
  • Historical – cultural site tours ( Diana Fossey Tombs)
  • Experiential community based tours
  • Ground transport
  • Professional driver guides & tracking guides
  • Taxes and Administrative costs.

Tour Excludes:

  • Visa fees
  • Health & travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Personal expenses on alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips and phone expenses.

Courtesy reminder

  • The above rates are based on contract rates of the current period. A final quote will be provided upon confirmation
  • The rates quoted are non commissionable
  • The above is a tentative quote, confirmation of rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Reservation request on hold will be considered as confirmed booking
  • Quotes may change without prior notice, whether there is any fluctuation in prices
  • Transfers and tours will be according to the itinerary provided at the time of booking.